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Mission Statement

Extended Collaborative Support for Training, Education and Outreach prepares the current and next generation of researchers, engineers, and scholars in the use of advanced digital technologies by providing the technical support for Community Engagement and Enrichment-planned activities.

Goals and Metrics (as reported)

Area Metrics

MetricTargetSubgoal Supported
Number of Campus Champion Fellows4Deepen/Extend – Preparing the current and next generation
Average score of Fellows assessment of the program4 out of 5Deepen/Extend – Preparing the current and next generation
Number of live training events staffed20Deepen/Extend – Preparing the current and next generation
Number of in depth training events offered for staff2Advance - Enhance the array of technical expertise and support services
Number of staff at ECSS workshops40Advance - Enhance the array of technical expertise and support services
Number of staff at ECSS symposia300Advance - Enhance the array of technical expertise and support services


ESTEO Metrics

Number of live training events staffed20
Number of requests for service 
Number of training modules reviewed 
Number of new training modules produced 
Number of training modules retired 
Number of Campus Champion fellows (KPI) 
Average score of Campus Champions fellows assessment of the program4 out of 5
Number of meetings and BOFs 
Number of mentoring engagements 
Number talks and presentations 
Number of education proposals reviewed 
Number of education course supported 
Number of staff training events 
Number of attendees at staff training events 

Team Members


2017 Campus Champion Fellow Mentors



AbeysingheEroma0.30eabeysin@iu.eduAiravata tutorial on CVW
AlamedaJay0.73jalameda@ncsa.uiuc.edulead, campus champion, ihpcss lead
AroraRitu0.15rauta@tacc.utexas.edulive training @ TACC, data expertise, ihpcss data talk
BloodPhillip0.05blood@psc.educampus champions, ihpcss performance engineering instructor
ChenKevin0.10chenk@tacc.utexas.eduwrangler (hadoop/spark, big data) tutorial development, live training@ TACC
ChourasiaAmit0.05amit@sdsc.eduvisualization training
CraigAlan0.05acraig@ncsa.uiuc.edudigital humanities
GreenbergJerry0.20jpg@sdsc.educomputational chemistry, training material review
KoesterkeLars0.15lars@tacc.utexas.edulive training @ TACC, educational proposals POC for TACC
LiuHang0.10hliu@tacc.utexas.eduKNL tutorial development
LiuSi0.1siliu@tacc.utexas.edu2017 champion fellow mentor (starting August 1, 2017)
MadridMarcela0.25mmadrid@psc.edunew user training, bioinformatics training
MarruSuresh0.12smarru@iu.edu2017 champion fellow mentor (starting August 1, 2017)


pamidigs@iu.educomputational chemistry, science gateways
PierceMarlon0.27marpierc@iu.eduworking with training on gateway tutorial
RopelewskiAlex0.20ropelews@psc.edu2017 champion fellow mentor (starting August 1, 2017)
TatineniMahidhar0.20mahidhar@sdsc.eduhadoop training
TrueheartVirginia0.10vtrueheart@tacc.utexas.edujetstream tutorial develoment



ECSS Staff Training

We host regular staff training opportunities every year, please go to our internal page (need to be logged in) to find how to access materials from all staff training opportunities.

Communication & Meetings

No regularly scheduled calls We do use the XSEDE Jira for coordination on an increasing number of activities; please email Jay Alameda ( for access to the Jira.

Mailing list:

New Staff Orientation

 We plan activities in collaboration with Community Engagement and Enrichment and Service Providers. Please use the training calendar where appropriate (contact Jay Alameda if you need help), to generate convenient registration pages for events. Also, please report your activities in our quarterly reporting surveys, currently hosted as a google survey.


Please note: much of this section's content is derived from JIRA, and, as a consequence, to be able to fully utilize the content, one needs to be logged into both the XSEDE Confluence wiki and JIRA.

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